I've been keeping a notebook. A notebook, a sketchbook, whatever you want to call it, I've been documenting the creative process of all this over there. I've always been kind of a web-first creative person.
I considered including all of it in this position paper, but it's more of a living document that I'll continue updating after I turn this in, and separating it from that original archive felt unnecessary. I do think of it as part of it, though.
At the time of writing, there are 35 pages on there.
References & Acknowledgements
- If any of the references to real history throughout either my position paper or my project are inaccurate, they're actually totally accurate to the world of the imaginary history presented, because I say so. I can do that.
- The story of King Arthur is recounted largely off the top of my head, but my personal primary reference points for the Arthurian mythos are Disney's The Sword in the Stone (1963) and Paul Gadzikowski's Arthur, King of Time and Space (2004-2014). I deliberately tell my own version of the story, though. Oral tradition, baby.
- The five movie posters are of King Arthur (2004), The Last Legion (2007), Arthur & Merlin (2015), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), and Robin Hood (2010). (The whole thing is about telling lies, I thought I might as well add another one.)
- Graphics and general style of the encyclopedia entry pastiche derived from the Lambiek Comiclopedia, which is a great resource.
- Original Game Boy Colour ad graphic from the end of this ridiculous commercial.
- Original map sprites used for the Game Boy Color screencap are Blowhard 2: Blow Harder by surt, graciously released into the public domain through OpenGameArt.org. That they're in the public domain means I don't have to acknowledge the original creator, but I feel like I should, anyway.
Thanks for reading. :)